With our high summer temperatures and drought conditions, it’s important to consider the best lawn variety for the Central Valley. There are several choices to consider, and what you consider the “best” will depend on your personal preferences and the conditions of your property.

For example, will your lawn get full sun all day? Is it in the shade? How much water can you devote to the lawn vs. the rest of your landscape? Does your lawn get a lot of foot traffic, or is fairly undisturbed?

Would you like to be able to skip a week of mowing without being that house on the street?

Here are some of the contenders for your pick of the “best lawn variety for the Central Valley”:



Zoysia grass is a soft, lush grass that can grow in a lot of different climates. It has a flexible blade so it won’t poke you if you sit on it. It tolerates foot traffic well, and it loves sun and shade.

Best of all, it’s one of the easy care lawns – only needing mowing every three to four weeks. It can take some time to grow in thick, but once it does, you’ll have the most beautiful lawn in the neighborhood.


uc verde buffalo grass


UC Verde Buffalo Grass is actually grown in Fresno making it the perfect grass to grow in your Central Valley yard. Once established, it only needs watering twice a week. It also requires fewer chemicals than other grasses because it is resistant to most turf damaging insects and diseases.

It is a drought tolerant grass, so it saves you money on water, and it’s environmentally friendly.

It also requires little maintenance, only needing mowing every three to four weeks for a manicured look.


Fescue Grass is another drought resistant grass, making it a great lawn variety for the Central Valley.

It tolerates cold, heat, and shade. Tall Fescue grows quickly, but it requires little fertilizing and develops a deep root system.


Tall Fescue Grass


Synthetic lawn can be a great option for those who don’t have the time to mow the lawn or are no longer capable of doing so. It costs about twice as much as real grass, but it will last a long time with no maintenance. It also conserves a lot of water, saving you money in the long run.


Mike’s Evergreen is the right choice to help you find the best lawn variety for the Central Valley and for you because we are the Valley’s premier outdoor living experts. We work hard to understand your goals and provide quality results that will exceed your expectations. We understand that one of your biggest and most important investments is your home or business. Your objectives, lifestyle, personality, as well as the specific needs of your property are carefully considered to reflect a landscape that will provide beauty, function, and value to your home or property. Mike’s Evergreen offers a complete range of landscape services, and we can find the right grass for your current needs.

Choose Mike’s Evergreen for the best lawn variety for the Central Valley!